The Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) will contribute to the NSW Government’s strategic economic policy of Growing NSW’s First Economy. Government procurement provides a significant opportunity to increase skills and economic participation within the State’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- The APP aims for clusters to direct one per cent of addressable spend to Aboriginal businesses by the end of 2021. In response to the 2019 policy review recommendation to strengthen accountability, NSW Treasury will publish cluster targets annually and report on cluster progress towards the targets.
- The NSW Government target for supporting employment opportunities for Aboriginal people is set at a wholeof-government level. The APP aims to support an estimated 3,000 FTE employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through NSW Government procurement opportunities by the end of 2021.
- The APP aims for Aboriginal businesses to be awarded at least three per cent of the total number of NSW Government contracts for goods and services by the end of 2021. In response to the 2019 policy review recommendation to strengthen accountability, the targets are set by cluster.
The outcomes and effectiveness of the APP will be reviewed in 2022.